Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Do we deny God by our works?

I was reading Titus 1 this morning and verse 16 struck me. "They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works." The context is relating to false teachers, but the message struck me. These people profess to know God and yet the works they do deny God. I think it would be a good exercise for all of us to take a good look at our individual lives to see in what ways our works may be denying God.

It reminds me of Matthew 7:21 where Jesus says, "not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord' shall enter the kingdom of heaven but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name , and done many wonders in your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me you who practice lawlessness!'"

My heart's been challenged by these thoughts, what about yours?

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